• Elfy

'Was that helpful?'

Updated: Mar 8, 2020


I took a bit of a break last week. Although my review went alright I didn't feel as though it really helped me. They were positive about the direction of parts of my projects, but they didn't seem excited about what I was doing. So I started doubting my work and what I was producing. Every review I have had so far leaves me confused and kind of lost afterwards. I would love someone to come along and tell me straight how I am doing and what else I need to do, but I don't have that luxury.

So feeling lost I decided I would allow myself to live a little, see my friends, and adventure through the city. There is a wealth of inspiration to be found in those around you and I often find that distracting myself from what is troubling me by doing something completely different can help me to think clearly about my work.

It also helps to make me realise that this is not the be all and end all. I have a whole life to live, not just project work. People to meet, sights to see, experiences to have, and I am allowed to take a break without feeling guilty about it.


Teaching myself to needlelace

I haven't been feeling satisfied with my work, and its particularly frustrating because I know I am running out of time. There is so much I want to achieve with this project, but it all takes a lot of time and a lot of patience, of which I have had little this week. I've been rolling a bolder uphill, but i feel as though I am reaching the top.


Luckily for me, there is no shortage of inspiration at Grays. A short walk around its corridors will lead you to find wonderful hidden gems you never thought you might find. You could look at the same thing a million times over but never really see it until such a time that you are stuck in your work. A trip to the rooftop never goes wrong either. we spend all day cooped up in our workshops, sometimes not stepping outside for several hours, so exposing yourself to the brash winds or the staggering quiet of the outside world can be enlightening.

Grays is a place worth a visit, no matter what you study.



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